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 2020-04-08 10:06 

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Iran's new coronavirus death toll passes 4,000: Health official...

Iran's new coronavirus death toll has climbed to 4,003 with 121 more deaths in the past 24 hours, a Health Ministry spokesman told state TV on ......

 2020-04-08 10:06 

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Iran presses for IMF loan; some business to stay shut despite easing...

Iran's new coronavirus death toll has climbed to 4,003 with 121 more deaths in the past 24 hours, a Health Ministry spokesman told state TV on ......

 2020-04-08 10:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Police warn of fake cash giveaways on social media...

SINGAPORE: There has been a spike in the number of scam cases involving fake cash giveaways on social media, said the police on Wednesday (Apr 8), ......

 2020-04-08 10:00 

The Strait Times

Financial institutions to get help from MAS in worker training, employment...

SINGAPORE - Financial institutions, including banks and fintech firms, will receive $2,000 every month for each Singaporean they hire as part of a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) talent development initiative, up from $1,000.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-04-08 10:00 

The Strait Times

South Korea imposes new coronavirus travel restrictions, announces S$42 billion in business aid...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's government said on Wednesday (April 8) it will increase restrictions on people travelling from overseas to prevent new coronavirus infections, and announced new stimulus measures for exporters hit by the outbreak.. Read...

 2020-04-08 10:00 

The Strait Times

Singer-actor Wu Chun posts rare photo of family on social media...

Wu Chun, formerly of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit, has posted photos of his children on social media many times, but his wife Lin Liying seldom appeared in the photos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 10:00 

The Strait Times

Green Pulse Podcast: Making Singapore's cleaning industry more sustainable in wake of coronavirus...

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 2020-04-08 09:57 

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Cricket: Australia star Smith hoping for IPL action 'at some stage'...

Australian cricket star Steve Smith is hoping the Indian Premier League will be held...

 2020-04-08 09:53 

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New S$30 million grant to help Singapore farms speed up production of eggs, vegetables and fish...

SINGAPORE: The agri-food industry will receive a S$30 million boost to speed up the production of commonly consumed food items like eggs, ......

 2020-04-08 09:52 

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Jakarta coffin maker faces gruelling days as coronavirus death toll climbs...

As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay ......

 2020-04-08 09:49 

The Strait Times

France's central bank estimates Q1 GDP shrunk 6% from previous quarter, possibly worst fall since WWII...

PARIS (REUTERS) - France's economy likely contracted 6 per cent in the first quarter from the previous three months as a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak shut down vast swathes of the economy, the central bank estimated on Wednesday...

 2020-04-08 09:47 

Tech in Asia

Thai venture builder Rise raises $8m in seed money to expand regionally...

It plans to take its services to Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia....

 2020-04-08 09:40 

Channel NewsAsia

CSKA Sofia resume training despite gatherings ban - report...

SOFIA: Bulgaria's most successful club CSKA Sofia has resumed team training, violating the government's ban on outdoor gatherings that is in place ......

 2020-04-08 09:40 

The Strait Times

Man behind south-east France knife attack was likely lone wolf: Prosecutors...

PARIS (REUTERS) - The man who carried out a fatal knife attack in the south-eastern French town of Romans-sur-Isre earlier this month was likely to have acted alone, the French anti-terrorist prosecutor's department said on Wednesday (April 8).. Read ...

 2020-04-08 09:35 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Malaysia comes up with new ways to help Ramadan bazaar trade amid outbreak...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's three federal territories (FT) of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan won't hold the hugely-popular Ramadan food bazaars this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, with authorities cobbling tog...

 2020-04-08 09:30 

Channel NewsAsia

EU to adopt pan-European approach on mobile apps to fight coronavirus...

BRUSSELS: The European Union will on Wednesday adopt a pan-European approach on the use of mobile applications to track the spread of the ......

 2020-04-08 09:30 

Channel NewsAsia

EU to adopt unified policy on coronavirus mobile apps...

The European Union is drawing up common rules for using mobile apps to track the spread of the coronavirus, aiming to make better use of the ......

 2020-04-08 09:30 

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Woman masterminded pubs' S$1 million tax evasion, gets jail and penalty of S$1.2 million...

SINGAPORE: A woman who masterminded the evasion of about S$1 million in income and Goods and Services Taxes by two pubs over four years was given ......

 2020-04-08 09:26 

The Strait Times

Indonesian coffin maker faces gruelling days as coronavirus death toll climbs...

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay the issue much attention.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:25 

The Strait Times

EU to push for coordinated coronavirus-tracking mobile apps...

BRUSSELS (BLOOMBERG) - A pan-European approach for Covid-19 mobile apps should be drawn up by April 15, the EU said in proposals set to be rubber-stamped as soon as Wednesday (April 8).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:25 

The Strait Times

Actor Daniel Wu marks 10th wedding anniversary on social media...

When Hong Kong-American actor Daniel Wu married supermodel Lisa Selesner in a South African forest 10 years ago, the wedding was kept a secret from the public for 10 days.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:25 

The Strait Times

The Big Story: Coping with full home-based learning; Wuhan reopens after 76-day lockdown...

SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:23 

The Strait Times

Golf: No crowd, no Ryder Cup, suggests European captain Harrington...

LONDON (AFP) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington believes the biennial match with the United States should be postponed if fans are ordered to stay away due to the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:23 

Channel NewsAsia

Stokes crowned Wisden's leading cricketer in the world...

Ben Stokes has ended Virat Kohli's three-year reign as Wisden's leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England's World ......

 2020-04-08 09:21 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Malaysia reports 156 new cases with 2 new deaths...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysian health authorities on Wednesday (April 8) reported 156 new cases of coronavirus infection, pushing the total number to 4,119 cases as South-east Asia's third-largest economy continues to grapple with the highest rate...

 2020-04-08 09:15 

The Strait Times

#stayhomewithST: Readers get creative with Covid-19 stay-at-home ideas...

From finger painting and cooking to doing stretches with their pets, here are some interesting ideas that caught our eye.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:12 

Channel NewsAsia

Italy closes ports to migrant ships because of COVID-19...

Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and will not let charity migrant boats dock, the government has ruled....

 2020-04-08 09:12 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Iran presses for IMF loan, some business to stay shut...

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Iran President Hassan Rouhani pressed harder on Wednesday (April 8) for a US$5 billion (S$7.14 billion) emergency IMF loan Iran has sought to fight the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak, saying the Fund would be guilty of disc...

 2020-04-08 09:10 

The Strait Times

French aircraft carrier heads home over coronavirus fears...

PARIS (AFP) - France's aircraft carrier will be brought home early from a deployment in the Atlantic after some crew members showed coronavirus symptoms, the defence ministry said on Wednesday (April 8).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:09 

Channel NewsAsia

UK nowhere near lifting coronavirus lockdown: London mayor...

Britain is nowhere near lifting the lockdown measures it put in place to tackle the spread of the coronavirus as the peak is still more than a ......

 2020-04-08 09:08 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Pandemic deals heavy blow to Egypt's working poor...

CAIRO (AFP) - Haggard and dishevelled from the stress of making ends meet, day labourers line up in Cairo for food parcels after losing their jobs to the sharp downturn caused by the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:08 

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China snake village scales down as COVID-19 prompts wildlife trade ban...

Since China began frantic efforts to curb a coronavirus epidemic in late January, residents in the tiny snake breeding village of Zisiqiao have ......

 2020-04-08 09:06 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Rise in domestic violence victims, for whom home is not a safe place...

TOKYO - A night of conversation at home, over dinner and alcohol, turned tragic on Sunday (April 5) for a Tokyo couple who had followed advice not to go out due to the coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:05 

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Mumbai set to extend coronavirus lockdown: Sources...

India's financial hub Mumbai is set to extend lockdown measures until at least April 30 as authorities race to expand testing to stem the spread ......

 2020-04-08 09:04 

The Strait Times

askST: How effective is a reusable mask and how do I take care of it?...

How often should you wash your reusable mask? Doctors answer this question and more.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:01 

The Strait Times

Italy closes ports to migrant ships because of coronavirus...

ROME (REUTERS) - Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and will not let charity migrant boats dock, the government has ruled.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:01 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Indonesia reports 218 new infections, taking total to 2,956...

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia confirmed on Wednesday (April 8) 218 new coronavirus infections, taking the total in the South-east Asian country to 2,956, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 09:00 

Channel NewsAsia

'Painful lesson': How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan...

As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic, China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing its 11 million residents ......

 2020-04-08 08:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws...

Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of ......

 2020-04-08 08:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws...

Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of ......

 2020-04-08 08:53 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Elderly man who wanted to eat at void deck arrested after refusing to go home, shouting at police...

SINGAPORE (STOMP) - An elderly man was arrested for disorderly behaviour after refusing to heed the advice of police officers and for shouting at them in Bendemeer on Tuesday (April 7), the first day that Covid-19 circuit breaker measures kicked in.. Read...

 2020-04-08 08:52 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines reports five new deaths, 106 more coronavirus cases...

The Philippines' health ministry said on Wednesday the coronavirus outbreak has killed five more people, with 106 additional infections....

 2020-04-08 08:51 

The Strait Times

Head of EU's top science body quits over coronavirus response...

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The president of the European Union's main science organisation has quit the post he took up only in January, the European Commission said, over frustration at the EU response to the coronavirus pandemic.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-04-08 08:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Golf: No crowds, no Ryder Cup, suggests European captain Harrington...

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington believes the biennial match with the United States should be postponed if fans are ordered to stay ......

 2020-04-08 08:43 

The Strait Times

Football: La Liga eyeing May return, says league boss Tebas...

MADRID (AFP) - La Liga could return to action as early as next month, its president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday (April 7), as the league awaits a chance to restart following the coronavirus shutdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 08:43 

The Strait Times

Fire at building site of palace in Berlin...

BERLIN (REUTERS) - A fire broke out on Wednesday (April 8) at the royal palace that is being rebuilt at great expense in central Berlin, the fire service said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 08:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Man jailed for trying to smuggle 11 pieces of rhino horn via Singapore to Vietnam...

SINGAPORE: A South African man was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Wednesday (Apr 8) for trying to smuggle 11 pieces of rhinoceros horn through ......

 2020-04-08 08:39 

The Strait Times

SGX Regulation suspends entry to watch-list as part of measures to support issuers during coronavirus crisis...

SINGAPORE - New measures are in place to make it easier for companies to launch share issues to bolster their finances during the coronavirus crisis.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 08:38 

The Strait Times

China's snake village scales down operations as coronavirus prompts wildlife trade ban...

ZISIQIAO (REUTERS) - Since China began frantic efforts to curb a coronavirus epidemic in late January, residents in the tiny snake breeding village of Zisiqiao have had to come to terms with a ban on wildlife trading, its lifeline for decades.. Read more ...

 2020-04-08 08:33 

The Strait Times

Basketball: 'Misled' Australian fans to get refunds for USA games...

SYDNEY (AFP) - A sports promoter has promised to refund fans left disappointed by poor views and a lack of big-name National Basketball Association (NBA) stars, such as LeBron James, at two Australia v USA basketball matches last year.. Read more at strai...

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